Marketplace Tech

By Marketplace

Hosted by Molly Wood, “Marketplace Tech” demystifies the digital economy. The daily radio show and podcast uncovers how tech influences our lives in unexpected ways and provides context for listeners who care about the impact of tech, business and the digital world. Transforming breaking news to breaking ideas, Marketplace Tech uncovers themes that transcend the hype in an industry that’s constantly changing. Reporting from Oakland, California host Molly Wood asks smart questions that connect the dots and provide insight on the impact of technology to help listeners understand the business behind the technology rewiring our lives.

  1. 1.
    New president, new FCC, new net neutrality rules?
    8:08
  2. 2.
    The government is making broadband more affordable — for now. How do we make that permanent?
    8:42
  3. 3.
    There’s a new boss at the FCC. Let’s talk about the internet, shall we?
    10:59
  4. 4.
    Should kids be taking Fake News 101?
    6:15
  5. 5.
    If the U.S. is going to get serious about cybersecurity, it should start with hiring
    6:52
  6. 6.
    When it comes to stopping misinformation, it’s not the speech. It’s the algorithms.
    6:08
  7. 7.
    President Biden says green hydrogen is key to a lower emissions future. So, what is it?
    10:06
  8. 8.
    App stores are under fire, but they might be necessary
    7:25
  1. 9.
    Biden sees net zero emissions in our future, but the plan relies partly on magic
    10:16
  2. 10.
    Schools sometimes share confidential student data with police
    9:59
  3. 11.
    Well, AI got quite the talking to this week
    12:22
  4. 12.
    Smartphone video was the key to convicting George Floyd’s killer. But why did it have to be?
    7:15
  5. 13.
    Amazon hasn’t had much antitrust scrutiny compared to other tech giants. That may be about to change.
    10:38
  6. 14.
    The global chip shortage is hurting startups dreaming up new products
    7:38
  7. 15.
    The right to fix your own stuff is finally having a moment in state legislatures
    7:30
  8. 16.
    As if fighting disinformation wasn’t hard enough, there’s a language gap, too
    4:59
  9. 17.
    Microsoft’s latest acquisition shows speech recognition is big business
    10:31
  10. 18.
    What new regulations for Chinese giant Ant Group mean for the fintech industry abroad
    5:17
  11. 19.
    Don’t look now, but Bitcoin is going mainstream
    12:01
  12. 20.
    Amazon beat back a union. But questions about the role of technology at work remain.
    4:29
  13. 21.
    Another day, another Facebook data leak
    5:40
  14. 22.
    What if gig workers could train the algorithms that determine their pay?
    6:55
  15. 23.
    Work tools feel like social media but without the moderation
    7:27
  16. 24.
    Google’s Supreme Court win could actually benefit the little guy
    8:41
  17. 25.
    High-speed internet is the new space race. But do the economics work?
    9:25
  18. 26.
    Amazon had a weird week on Twitter. But the union vote is the big news.
    12:11
  19. 27.
    Creating diverse venture capital firms is possible, if you’re willing to do it
    6:06
  20. 28.
    Tech investor Mitch Kapor is proving investing for social good can make money
    8:23
  21. 29.
    The corporate forces that helped shape AI
    9:02
  22. 30.
    Investors are throwing money at mRNA and new medical technologies. What could go wrong?
    8:33
  23. 31.
    How to imagine the worst possible use of your product, and then stop it from happening
    8:38
  24. 32.
    Messenger RNA technology might kick-start a new age of vaccines
    9:49
  25. 33.
    Gig work has helped a lot of people get through this pandemic
    6:39
  26. 34.
    Misinformation about COVID-19 planted a seed for online hate speech
    7:43
  27. 35.
    Bias in facial recognition isn’t hard to discover, but it’s hard to get rid of
    9:52
  28. 36.
    The FTC had a monopoly lawsuit against Google in its sights, and it blinked
    7:36
  29. 37.
    Fever-screening devices used in many places are not helping control the pandemic
    8:56
  30. 38.
    Our experiment in remote schooling could improve education, if we do it right
    8:07
  31. 39.
    AT&T says wireless won’t be a last-mile replacement for fiber
    12:38
  32. 40.
    One result of one year into the pandemic: Privacy might be dead
    11:57
  33. 41.
    White House signals that antitrust enforcement is on its agenda
    6:45
  34. 42.
    Sex workers pivoted to OnlyFans, but there are a lot of amateurs there, too
    7:09
  35. 43.
    China wants to go carbon neutral by 2060, which could mean kicking out some tech
    6:10
  36. 44.
    The U.S. could manufacture batteries, but it’s a dirty business
    8:07
  37. 45.
    Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky says post-pandemic, cities might actually want the company around
    12:55
  38. 46.
    Online vaccine misinformation is big business for creators
    8:24
  39. 47.
    Google is changing the way ad tracking works
    8:50
  40. 48.
    We’re using tech to solve all our problems. But plenty of people still have problems with the tech.
    5:37
  41. 49.
    The chip shortage is a manufacturing problem that won’t be easy to solve
    8:32
  42. 50.
    As telecoms spend billions on wireless, where does that leave the wired?
    8:49

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